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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Welcome to the Career & Technical Education Department. We invite you to check out our page and learn about the technical programs we offer at Queen Creek High School. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email any of our staff.

CTE department staff

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Get to know our outstanding career and technical education teachers. Find out what makes them so passionate about what they do.

Nancy Diab-Scott

Nancy Diab-Scott
CTE Director
P: (480) 987.5948
nscott@qcusd.org
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Nancy Diab-Scott

Nancy Diab-Scott

CTE Director

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Sandra Brooks

Sandra Brooks
Culinary Instructor
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Sandra Brooks

Sandra Brooks

Culinary Instructor

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Lewis Brown

Lewis Brown
Culinary Instructor
FCCLA Advisor
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Lewis Brown

Lewis Brown

Culinary Instructor

About Me

I have worked as a full-time instructor for the nationally recognized Art Institutes in Silicon Valley. I have extensive culinary knowledge and years’ experience working in upscale restaurants and independently owned establishments, and therefore I bring a wealth of expertise to the school. In addition to my education, I held the position of executive chef in numerous establishments for over 15 years. I worked for Nordstrom’s Café as executive chef, and I opened a French Mediterranean bistro in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, Meredith Ford featured me in the Providence Journal “Taste of Rhode Island.” Also, I completed 120 hours of educational studies allowing me to become a certified culinary educator for the American Culinary Federation. Through my many years of teaching, I earned a reputation of culinary excellence that fosters the growth of others in the industry. As chef, I develop student’s techniques to the highest levels of food quality and creativity in passionate food environment while fostering strong customer service skills.

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Chef Lewis Brown is an esteemed graduate of the Johnson and Wales University with an associate degree in applied science in culinary arts, bachelor of science in culinary arts, and a master’s degree in food service education. Formally taught as a full time residential culinary instructor teaching Hot Foods II at Scottsdale Community College.

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Brad Charles

Brad Charles
Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science
bcharles@qcusd.org
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Brad Charles

Brad Charles

Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science

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Dr. Casey McKay

Dr. Casey McKay, DAT, AT, ATC
Department Chair
Sports Medicine
cmckay@qcusd.org
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Dr. Casey McKay

Dr. Casey McKay, DAT, AT, ATC

Department Chair

About Me

I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ, bear down! I moved away for college, had an amazing experience, and made some great friends. I spent my last Christmas break at home, and I met my fiancé, soon to be husband. Four years later, we now live in Gilbert and have four wild dogs. My favorite place to be is at the lake with my fiancé and dogs.

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After I graduated from Sahuaro High School, I went to Pima Community College for a year to do some general education classes. A year later, I left Arizona and moved to Brookings, SD to attend South Dakota State University. I completed my bachelor of science in athletic training in 2014. I then moved back to Arizona to attend A.T. Still University in Mesa to get my post-professional master of athletics training. While a graduate student, I worked as the assistant athletics trainer at Sierra Linda High School. After completing that degree in 2016, for some crazy reason, I decided to keep going. I continued my education at ATSU and graduated in June 2018 with my doctorate of athletics training. 

Prior to taking the position at Queen Creek High School, I worked for the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. I oversaw all of the ImPACT testing for all AIA high schools in the state, gave concussion educational lectures, as well as helped create Barrow Brainbook. I loved educating, but missed the clinical side of athletics training. Now at Queen Creek High School, I teach sports medicine classes during the day and provide medical care for the athletics teams in the evenings. My position provides me the best of both worlds, and I look forward to being able to provide care and educate for many years to come!

Educational and School Counseling Philosophy

I come from a long line of teachers, so education is very important to me. I think every child deserves a chance at a great education. As educators, we are teaching these children our respective topics, but we are also teaching them how to function in society and how to grow into adults. My goal is for each of my students to go into healthcare and increase their interest in sports medicine so I can be working next to them one day.

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Tamma Murphy

Tamma Murphy
Film & TV
Digital Photography
tmurphy@qcusd.org
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Tamma Murphy

Tamma Murphy

Film & TV
Digital Photography

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Joshua Popham

Joshua Popham
Project Lead the Way Computer Science
Engineering Instructor
FIRST Robotics Sponsor
VEX Robotics Sponsor
jpopham@qcusd.org
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Joshua Popham

Joshua Popham

Project Lead the Way Computer Science

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Mauricio Ramirez

Mauricio Ramirez
Graphic Design Education
Skills USA Advisor
mramirez@qcusd.org
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Mauricio Ramirez

Mauricio Ramirez

Graphic Design Education

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My name is Mauricio Ramirez, and I’m currently a teacher at Queen Creek High School and a former graduate. Raised here in the town of Queen Creek, I have seen many changes throughout the years. Once I graduated QCHS in 1992, I attended Chandler/Gilbert Community College then onto Arizona State University where I graduated with a bachelor in graphic design and a bachelor in art history. I was also lucky enough to travel to Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, and Spain after I graduated from ASU in 2000. Later, I returned to Queen Creek High School to teach CAD for 13 years and graphic design classes for the last 17 years. Also, I have been teaching adult education in the evening for the last 17 years for the Migrant Program at Queen Creek District. I am also a Queen Creek High School Varsity Soccer Coach for the last 19 years. In 2014-15 our Queen Creek Varsity Soccer Team won its first state championship and ranked 25 out of 4000 plus schools in the nation—a very proud moment for me as coach. Some of the hobbies that I like doing in my free time include hanging out with my family and friends, mountain biking, dunning in the sand dunes in Yuma, playing and coaching the QCHS varsity soccer team and other sports, camping, photography, traveling to different countries, and designing in various media’s. These are just a few things that I enjoy doing in my spare time.

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Kimberly Rutherford

Kimberly Rutherford, MED
Department Chair, Early Childhood Education
FCCLA Advisor
krutherford@qcusd.org
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Kimberly Rutherford

Kimberly Rutherford, MED

Department Chair, Early Childhood Education

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My name is Kim Rutherford, and I am excited to be joining the Bulldog family as the new early childhood teacher here at Queen Creek High School (QCHS). I am about to begin my 15th year of teaching. I have a bachelor's degree in early childhood special education from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a master's degree in elementary education from Northern Arizona University. I have taught in the Queen Creek school district for the past 10 years. I spent those 10 years at Queen Creek Elementary teaching kindergarten and 1st grade. Some of my first students here in Queen Creek are sophomores and freshmen this year, and I am excited to see them again! 

I am originally from Chicago and am a huge Chicago Cubs fan. I have lived in Arizona since 2003. I have been married for almost 12 year now to my husband, Jake. We have three children, one daughter and two sons. We love to spend time as a family making new memories. We love to travel, especially to Disneyland and the beaches of California. I go back to see my family in Illinois at least once a year.

I am ready to start my adventure here at Queen Creek High School. I am excited to share my knowledge of education and child development with students and help direct and inform them of the career choices available to them. Walt Disney once said “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them!” I am looking forward to continuing to pursue my dreams here at QCHS as well as help my students pursue their dreams. Go, Bulldogs!

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Amy Sandusky

Amy Sandusky
RN - Medical Professions Instructor
asandusky@qcusd.org
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Amy Sandusky

Amy Sandusky

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Mrs. Schmader

Mrs. Schmader
Marketing Instructor
sschmader@qcusd.org
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Mrs. Schmader

Mrs. Schmader

Marketing Instructor

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Amy Shipp

Amy Shipp, AT, ATC
Athletics Training
Sports Medicine
ashipp@qcusd.org
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Amy Shipp

Amy Shipp, AT, ATC

Athletics Training

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Lee Singleton

Lee Singleton
Carpentry Instructor
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Lee Singleton

Lee Singleton

Carpentry Instructor

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Aleah Shook

Aleah Shook
Agriculture Education
FFA Advisor
CASE Certified Instructor
ashook@qcusd.org
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Aleah Shook

Aleah Shook

Agriculture Education

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I am from Yuma, Arizona, and I have spent the last four years down in Tucson! I am now the new girl in town to Queen Creek! I was a member of FFA all four years of high school, and upon graduation, I was the 2014-2015 Arizona FFA State Vice-President.

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I graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in agricultural education and a minor in animal science.

Educational and School Counseling Philosophy

My educational philosophy is that every student that leaves my program will have the social, professional, and life skills needed to be successful in life. I truly believe in the FFA motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve!" I am excited for a great year!

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Kyle Spitler

Kyle Spitler
Stagecraft
Drama Director
kspitler@qcusd.org
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Kyle Spitler

Kyle Spitler

Stagecraft

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Queen Creek High School
22149 E. Ocotillo Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 987.5973
Fax: (480) 882.1276
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